Forgive me readers for I have sinned. It has been 40 days since my last blog post. I have a hundred excuses and no excuses at the same time. It is what it is. I received a comment on a post the other day that said...
so is the blog officially dead?
September 9, 2011 12:01 AM
I have mixed feelings on this comment. Part of me sees it as a valid question, part of me is aggravated by it, and part of me is hurt by it. Over the years that I have done this blog I have put thousands of hours into it. Thousands of FREE hours...well free for my readers. It definitely wasn't free for me. I pay for time, gas, camera equipment, photo hosting etc.
I'm not sure that a lot of people, except other photo bloggers who post regularly and have a lot of readers, understand what that is like. I got to the point where I was stressed out if I did not post every day because I knew that hundreds of people came to this blog everyday to read a new post. I was probably spending roughly three hours a day doing something related to this blog...taking photos, editing photos, writing posts, etc. That's while also working eight or more hours a day, doing subsistence activities, parenting, housework, volunteering etc. That's A LOT of work. It's not surprising that I burnt out. I even burnt out on reading blogs.
Do I miss blogging? Sure, there are times when I miss posting every day...mostly because I loved reading comments and interacting with people who read the blog.
So is this blog officially dead? It ain't over til the fat lady sings and I don't hear any singing. When you come to this URL and you find nothing there then you will know it is dead. Until then it will move along at it's own varied pace, here and there, now and then, in fits and starts, as my time allows. That's all I can promise.